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HCMC expands roads to ease traffic congestion at airport
By Le Anh
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HCMC expands roads to ease traffic congestion at airport

By Le Anh

Traffic congestion is a usual sight on Truong Son Street, a key road leading to Tan Son Nhat International Airport – PHOTO: LE ANH

HCMC – The HCMC government has approved a number of projects to expand some streets around the Tan Son Nhat International Airport to reduce traffic congestion in the area, following the Ministry of Transport’s release of the expansion plan for the airport.

The first project is to develop a road over 3.5 kilometers long and 20 meters wide, running parallel with Cong Hoa Street from Tran Quoc Hoan Street and connecting with Cong Hoa Street at a section adjacent to Truong Chinh Street in Tan Binh District. The road will mainly run through military land.

The project requires a total investment of more than VND1.4 trillion (US$60 million), with site clearance costs amounting to VND734 billion (US$31 million).

Once in place, the new road will lead to the forthcoming third passenger terminal of the airport, known as Terminal T3, which connects with terminals T1 and T2, thereby relieving traffic congestion on Truong Son Street.

The second project is to expand Hoang Hoa Tham Street in the section between the military barrack gate and Cong Hoa Street. The street, which will be 783 meters long and 22 meters wide, costs an estimated VND254 billion (US$10.8 million), including VND170 billion for site clearance.

Some alleys, which shoulder part of the traffic from the main roads, will be expanded, including alley number 2 connecting the Tran Quoc Hoan and Thang Long streets, with a total investment of VND142 billion (over US$6 million).

The local government has also approved a project to widen a one-kilometer-long section of Truong Chinh Street between the Cong Hoa and Au Co streets. Its construction costs some VND278 billion.

Affected residents in Tan Binh District are receiving a total of more than VND1 trillion in compensation, while those in Tan Phu are getting VND759 billion.

Nguyen Van Tam, deputy director of the HCMC Transport Department, said these approved projects have received the required investment capital. Once the local administrations complete their site compensation payments, the projects can get off the ground.

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